This love affair began when I went on a cruise to Alaska. On the days we were at sea, we were limited (television wise) to what was available through the ship’s programming. Even though it was vast, the little item that held my attention was Downton Abbey. When this program was airing, I was still in … More Saying Goodbye to Downton Abbey
Since November of 2016 and especially in the last few days. I have been having such misgivings about what is happening in Washington. Not that I have ever lived there, no, but since this last election, I have been totally drawn into the chaos that has become the mainstay of this administration. All this is … More Remembering Dave’s Vision or Don’t forget to VOTE
I said I didn’t want the desk. Didn’t need it as a reminder of all the chaos of growing up as a child. We’d moved so often, left so much behind; friends, family, an old piano that mother loved. As we went through mother’s apartment, sorting this, that, and the other, it called to me. … More Mom’s Desk
What a great experience! … More Antiques Roadshow – Fort Worth, Texas
It began the day I was praying on the way to work. … More Praying for Caterpillars
This artist, Elizabeth Balli, is definitely up and coming!
Here in Texas summer is just around the corner and the fireflies are out again. My backyard has become my haven for soft breezes and twinkling courtship dances. Before all this activity began, I had purchased solar lamps from Walmart ($3.57 – a REAL bargain) and placed them at strategic points in the yard. In … More Disapointing the Fireflies
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a mother is: a : a female parent b (1): a woman in authority b (2) : an old or elderly woman I don’t dispute any of these definitions. In fact, my own identity applies to all three of these. However, these also apply to my sisters Audry Balli and … More What is a Mother?
My mother is dying of Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease. There is fluid around her heart and in her lungs and her kidneys are failing. She refuses to go to the hospital and has a living will right on the wall by her bed. Vicky, her nurse, has said it’s only a matter of time and … More Waiting for Death while Rejoicing in Life
Every year at Easter time the kiddos in my kindergarten class get all excited about annual egg hunts and bunny visits. This is when I take the time at the end of the day when we are getting ready to leave to ask, “Who can tell me why we have Easter?” It’s amazing the answers … More Why Do We Have Easter?